Glory Of Belmont Stakes: One of the Historical Prizes of the American Turf.; Coaching Oaks Great Promise--Fine Field for Suburban Next Saturday., Daily Racing Form, 1921-06-01


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GLORY OF BELMONT STAKES One of the Historical Prizes of the American Turf Coaching Oaks Great Promise Fine Field for Suburban SuburbanNext Next Saturday NEW YORK N Y May 31 While there are many splendid features to engage the attention of the public during tho current meeting of the West chesler Hacing Association at Belmont Park then are two which overshadow the others as tests for the American thoroughbred These are the Bel ¬ mont Stakes and the Coaching Club American Oaks for threeyearolds ho former for colts and fillies and the latter for fillies exclusively Tho distance in both races is one mile and threeeighths which renders them unique as this is the longest routo young thoroughbreds arc asked to run during the spring in this country countryThere There is no race in tho United States with a greater wealth of highclass stake material among its list of winners than tho Belmont can boast of and it must always l le e reckoned as one of the most Important tests to which thoroughbreds arc sub ¬ jected during tho early part of their threeyearold career That the traditions of the historic event are to be preserved was indicated when the value of tin siake was increased last autumn so that it will be worth in the neighborhood of S30000 in inM22 M22 The Belmont lias always been a race of char ¬ acter and since its inception in 1817 when it was one of the features of the American Jockey Club whose meetings were held at lovely old Tcromi Park It has been the aim of every owner in th country to win it It was named in honor of the president of that organization who had the pleasure of winning it in 1809 with Fenian with Charlie Miller in the saddle Tho present chairman of the Jockey Club has furnished winners in Hastings Masterman Friar Rock and Hourless Messrs II P Whitney and Tames It Keene have also owned numerous winners of this event in tho fiftyfour years of its existence some of the fine horses bear ¬ ing their colors to victory being Tanya Burgomas ¬ ter and Johren for the former while Spendthrift Commando Colin Delhi Peter Pan and Sweep scored for the latter Other great racers on tho list are Hanover Henry of Navarre Africander The Finn Sir Barton and Man o War WarThere There is a distinctive quality associated with tin old raco which will guarantee its individuality for nil time to come as it is the only race of it name among our turf records There ro many socalled Derbies in the United States most of them at a jnilu and a furlong The word Derby therefore has no particular significance in this country if the Kentucky race of that title bo excepted and even this is run over a course a furlong shorter than tho Belmont Stakes By right of historical association and its merits as a test of thoroughbred quality the Uelmont is destined to hold its place among the greatest of the stake races of the American turf turfWITHERS WITHERS STAKES TOMORROW TOMORROWTho Tho Withers Stakes at a mile which corresponds to the Two Thousand Guineas in England will bo run on Thursday of this week Most of the Bel ¬ mont eligibles are in it and the race will be the yearold supremacy which has been set for Sat ¬ urday Juno 11 That our throeyearolds arc beat ¬ ing each other with frequency this spring makes the outcome doubtful there being no Man o War to gallop his opponents into the ground as the big son of Fair Play did in 1020 1020The The Coaching Club American Oaks should furnish n race worth going a long distance to see if Nancy Lee and Prudery both go to the post in tho same condition as when they met in tho Kentucky Oaks On that occasion Nancy won by a head These fine young mares which ara destined to produce tho champions of the future if there is anything in the theory of scientific breeding arc so closely matched that sentiment is about evenly divided as to which is the bettor filly The race will bo the feature of tho closing day of the meeting Thursday June li liIn In connection witli Nancy Lee it is pleasing to record that the wisdom of her breeder William Woodward of Belair Stud Maryland who retired her in the middle of the Saratoga season of 1920 in order lhat she would have a chance to grow into a mare capable of winning some of the big stakes of 11121 bids fair to be confirmed Mr Woodward is a member of the Coaching Club which fathered the Belmont Park filly feature anil offered the his ¬ toric old Singleton Cup as a trophy Tho day on which the race is run is the occasion of tho Conch ing Clubs annual pilgrimage to Belmont Park where the party is entertained at luncheon by their fellow member Frank K Sturgis who is president of the Turf and Field Club Should Nancy Lee prove victorious Belair would have its second leg m the Singleton Cup as Polka Dot was victorious for tho Maryland organization in 1910 1910The The outlook for a fine contest in tho Suburban Handicap to be run next Saturday is bright The field will probably come from the following sterling performers Exterminator Mad Hatter Cirrus On Watch Blazes Paul Jones Audacious Eternal Thunderclap Upset Dr Clark Broomspun Yellow Hand Sennings Park and Fair Gain Track con ¬ ditions may bring some changes but the bone and sinew of the contest will be found in the list given above

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